A San Diego Summer tradition since 1987, the Spreckels Organ Society presents the 26th Annual Summer International Organ Festival, featuring internationally celebrated organists playing free concerts each Monday evening from June 24 through August 26, 2013 under the stars at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. All 2013 Summer International Organ Festival concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free of charge.
The historic Spreckels Organ is the largest outdoor pipe organ in America and is situated at the center of Balboa Park, one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks.
“Everyone is welcome at the Summer International Organ Festival,” asserts new Spreckels Organ Society President George Hardy. “These free concerts are a gift to San Diego first envisioned by John D. Spreckels and continued today through the commitment of the City of San Diego, the Park and Recreation Department and the many dedicated volunteers of the Spreckels Organ Society”
Children are invited as well as music-loving pets on leash. Light snacks, beverages and unique gifts are available on the pavilion grounds with proceeds from donations benefiting the nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society, working to preserve, program and promote the great Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people.
The nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society was founded in 1988. With over 1,900 members world-wide, and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, the Society presents more than 65 free concerts a year and attracts over 100,000 people annually. For more information about the Spreckels Organ Society including a listing of upcoming concerts, visit sosorgan.com or the Spreckels Organ Society Facebook fan page.
June 24 – Anthony Newman
July 1 – Cheryl and Wayne Seppala
July 8 – Richard Hills
July 15 – Daryl Robinson and Annelle K. Gregory
July 22 – Jane Watts
July 29 – Barbara Dennerlein
August 3 – Robert Plimpton
August 12 – Keith Hearnshaw
August 19 – Dennis James’ Silent Movie Night
August 26 – Carol Williams